How long does it take to get paid by Amazon

Last Update: August 25, 2016

Hello WA friends,

I just got my first check from Amazon! It is so exciting!

Why a check? I am an international associate and we get paid by check.

Along the road I had all the same questions that others have that are new to dealing with Amazon as an associate. I thought it would be good to write a quick post to explain the process now that I have experienced it first-hand.

Firstly, I made my first $100 by the end of May 2016. This was made up of a number of months with sales commissions ranging from a few dollars to about $25. I knew at the end of May that I was there, but only got notified by Amazon at the end of July (29th) because they only pay 2 months later.

Due to the fact that I am an international associate (affiliate) they post a check. Honestly, the postal service in South Africa is not the best, so at one point I was wondering if I would get it at all. It eventually arrived in the mail on the 24th August.

As a South African associate of amazon, I can safely say that it takes us 3 months to actually get paid. Two months for the earnings to be credited to our account and then another month to actually receive the payment.

Next up - a trip to the Forex counter at the bank to deposit my check :-)

This online business world requires a lot of patience...

Keep going, you will get there.


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DLansing Premium
Well done Les, congrats!
janmar Premium
Congratulations and thank you for sharing your success.
Jay Gumbs Premium
Congrats on getting your first check Les.

I'm an international associate of Amazon too so I know about the patience you're talking about.

You should look into getting a Payoneer card though. That way you can choose the direct deposit option and get paid via the card. The threshold is $10 for Amazon. It still takes the two months but you get it almost immediately after it's issued.

I don't want to post a link here so if you're interested I could share the link via pm. You can always go to the Payoneer website and sign up but the great thing about using an affiliate link is that they reward the both of us by giving you $25 for using my link and I'll get $25 bucks for sending you to them.

You can use the card for a number of other affiliate networks too like Clickbank, Shareasale and CJ just to name a few.